Monthly Archives: November 2011

Nuclear Power Plant Melt-downs, accidents, and failures

Obviously nuclear power plants will continue to fail in the future from earthquakes and tsunamis (Fukushima) and human failure (Chernobyl). But nuclear power plants will also fail for no apparent reason at all due to reasons explained in detail here: … Continue reading

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Electromagnetic Pulse EMP from solar flares or high-altitude nuclear weapon explosion

[ Related articles: Russian hackers suspected in attack that blacked out parts of Ukraine How the weapon works (pdf): CRASHOVERRIDE Analyzing the Threat to Electric Grid Operations The EMP Commission estimates a nationwide blackout lasting one year could kill up … Continue reading

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Atmospheric rivers drown California every 100 to 200 years

Atmospheric Rivers: an Amazon river in the Air Atmospheric rivers occur around the world and can dump as much rainfall as hurricanes, carrying as much water as the Amazon river (Mackenzie). At any given moment there are about half a … Continue reading

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Summary of Greenpeace “Nuclear Reactor Hazards”

This is a summary of: Hirsch, H., et al. April 2005.  Nuclear Reactor Hazards Ongoing Dangers of Operating Nuclear Technology in the 21st Century.  A report prepared for Greenpeace International. Aging. Nuclear power plants (NPP) age in four ways at … Continue reading

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Energy Security experts count how many angels can dance on the head of a pin

Sovacool, Benjamin (editor). 2011. The Routledge Handbook of Energy Security.  Routledge. I’m feeling very insecure if the discussions and conclusions in this book at all represent the latest thinking of scholars on energy security. They remind me of the recent … Continue reading

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James Howard Kunstler “True Believers”

James Howard Kunstler. August 17, 2005. True Believers. There is a special species of idiot at large in the financial media space who believe absolutely in the desperate and tragic public relations bullshit that this society churns out to convince … Continue reading

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